"I don't usually stink, but I stunk today," Manning told reporters after the Broncos' 43-21 loss, according to The Denver Post. "I don't make any excuses and I don't say what happens every now and then. Like I said, you don't need to let it happen, and you've got to play better, got to practice better."
The Broncos suffered their second loss of the season against the Patriots, and by far their worst. Manning also had his worst game of the season statistically, completing under 60 percent of his passes while throwing two interceptions. His two touchdown passes came in the third quarter with the Broncos trailing by at least 13.
Manning was bested by the Patriots' Tom Brady, who helped his team to its fifth consecutive victory. Brady completed 33 of 53 passes for 333 yards, throwing four touchdowns and one interception.
The Broncos and Manning look to bounce back next week when they match up against the winless Oakland Raiders.